New Delhi, June 28: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terror networks, adding that US will not tolerate it.Also Read - Hurricane Ian Nears Cuba On Path To Strike Florida As Category 4

“The US values Pakistan as a partner but we cannot tolerate the state becoming a haven for terrorists and hope to see a change,” she said while delivering a lecture at a think-tank in New Delhi today. Also Read - IND vs AUS 3rd T20I: ‘India Beat Pakistan’ As Rohit Sharma-Led Side Outdo Australia To Take Series 2-1 | DEETS Inside

Haley also said that India and the US must be global leaders in the fight against terrorism adding that “we can and must do more”. Also Read - Tropical Storm Ian Strengthens As It Heads To Cuba, Florida

Touching upon a variety of issues, she said freedom of religion is very important and that a nation such as “ours can only be held together by tolerance.”

On China, she said the country was important but noted that its expansion in the region has been a matter of concern for the US and many other countries as Beijing does not share democratic values.

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent remarks at the Shangri-la dialogue in Singapore to ensure freedom of navigation and stability in the Indo-Pacific, she said President Donald Trump also believes in this vision.

Haley said the US supports India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group as it is a nuclear state which is widely respected.

She was speaking at the Observer Research Foundation.

(With PTI inputs)